Veterans help group asks community for support
Three years ago Dryhootch Madison opened their door to support veterans in the community. They provide help to veterans in need of housing, food or peer support for PTSD. It is Dryhootch that now needs the support from the community to move into a new office space.
“The moving isn’t entirely up to us,” says Calvin Tucker, director of Dryhootch Madison. “We’re in a location that we knew was scheduled to be demolished.”
The Dryhootch office is currently located at 706 Williamson St. They have identified another office space they would like to move into by June 1 that is actually a more convenient location at 2825 University Ave. The new location would be walking distance from the VA Hospital.
“We hope to serve a greater number of veterans in the new location. For one thing veterans won’t have to worry about transportation too much,” says Tucker.
The challenge Dryhootch faces is getting the new facility built out into suitable office space. The organization either needs to raise $15,000 to pay for the construction or find individuals with the skills necessary to do the work.
“What would be ideal is if we had one of the great general contractors that we have in the area to step up and just do the whole thing, but that’s wishing for the sky,” says Tucker.
Those willing to help can visit the organization’s fundraising webpage.